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What Are You Doing This Summer?

Don't be bored this summer, volunteer at the library.  Teens entering the seventh grade or older are invited to join us at the library this summer.  Starting tomorrow, May 1, we will begin taking volunteer applications for summer volunteers.  You must be able to commit to working at least 4 out of the 5 weeks in a session.  You must also be able to attend one of the mandatory orientations for the session of your choice.

Session one runs from June 6 through July 10 with the orientations on May 31 at 4 PM or June 4 at 7 PM.  Session two runs from July 11 through August 14 with the orientation on July 8 at 10 AM.  Additional opportunities include patron count week and a mini-session that runs August 12 through August 24.  You need to have volunteered during one of the long sessions to volunteer during the previous sessions to volunteer during mini-session.

Applications will be accepted through May 18 so hurry in for yours.

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It Has Arrived!!!

Guess what!! The Maud Marks Library has started a newsletter.  We're calling it From Ranch to Branch.  Now, you can have all the news from your local library in the convenience of your inbox every month.  Find out when the next Friends booksale is.  Sign up for one of our computer classes.  Join our book clubs.  Get readalikes for your favorite book.  Do it all using our monthly newsletter.  Click here for an example of our monthly newsletter.  To subscribe to the newsletter, click here or talk to a librarian.

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Find That Dream Job

Are you ready to find that dream job?  We want to help!  On Saturday, April 20 at 10 AM, we will be hosting a class on how to use our Job & Career Accelerator Database.  The database can be used to help you decide which career would be perfect for you.  Then, you can use it to find that perfect job.  Finally, create the ultimate resume and cover letter to get yourself that interview.  Use the database to track the entire process as you work towards getting your dream job!  Learn to do all this and more!

Seating for this and many other classes is extremely limited.  Please visit our calendar to sign up for this and other programs.

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Volunteer @ the Library!

Do you still need volunteer hours this spring?  How about volunteering at the library?  At Maud Marks, we are always looking for people to help with shelving, holds, and other special projects.  The volunteer program at the library during the school year is open to anyone in high school or older.  All you need to do if you want to help out is come and fill out an application and then join us for our short orientation session.  Our next volunteer orientation is on April 8 at 7 PM.  Turn in your volunteer application now and join us on April 8 for our orientation. 

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Make Beautiful Decorations for this Spring

Are you ready to spruce up your house this spring?  Maybe some bright fun decorations you made yourself would be just the ticket.  We'll help you out with that.  Next Tuesday, at our Senior Moments we will be decorating decoupage eggs and boxes.  All adults are invited for a relaxing time of talking, eating, and crafting beautiful knickknacks for the spring.  Click here to sign up for this program and see what else we offer here at Maud Marks.

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Are You Going to College?

Are you ready to take the SAT?  No?  We can help prepare you.  On Saturday, February 9, Kaplan will be here at 10:15 AM to give a Mock SAT under REAL testing conditions.  Then, Kaplan will grade the tests for free and let you know how you did and how you can do better when it comes time to take the exam for real.  Learn tips and tricks for improving you score on one of the most important tests you will ever take. 

Please keep in mind that you will be taking the entire SAT.  The exam lasts for 4 hours, until 2:15 PM.  Please bring with you #2 pencils, a calculator, and a snack.

Seating is limited for this and many of our programs.  Click here to register for this and other programs at the library.

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New Year's Resolution: A Natural, Healthier You!

Are you ready to improve your mood and perhaps even your health?  Do it naturally with essential oils and aromatherapy.  Join us next Saturday, January 26 at 2 PM as we learn all about the health benefits of essential oils.  Whether it is to improve your mood or get over minor heath ailments, essential oils can help improve your life.  Seating for this and other programs is limited, so sign up today!  Click here to sign up for this class and see what else we have to offer at the library.

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New Year's Resolution: Learn Microsoft Word

Did you resolve to learn more about the computer in 2013?  We can help you with that.  On Tuesday at 7 PM we will be offering an Introduction to Microsoft Word.  Learn how to change your font around, format your Word document, and more!  If you can't come this Tuesday, this class will repeat itself on Tuesday, January 22 at 7 PM.  Seating for our computer classes is limited by our number of laptops, so sign up today!  Click here to sign up for this class and see what else we have to offer at the library.

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It's Movie Time!

In Katy, School is out for 2 weeks and 1 day.  The Maud Marks Library is open for 8 of those days.  Come everyday we're open @ 2 PM for movie day complete with popcorn.  We will be showing the following animated classics:

December 26-  An Arabian boy discovers a whole new world with his princess.

December 27- A princess and her vertically-challenged friends outwit a wicked witch.

December 28- A brave hero steals from the rich to give to the poor protecting his maiden the entire time.

December 31-  Prehistoric animals brave the cold.

January 2-  Our prehistoric animal friends face climate change.

January 3- Our prehistoric animal friends meet some pretty scary reptiles.

January 4- Our prehistoric animal friends face the break up of their land.

January 7- A puppet finds out what happens when he lies.

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Holiday Party Time!

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Happy Holidays everyone!  At the library, we've always celebrated this time of year in style with our annual Santa's Ranch.  Come out this Saturday 1-4 PM for food, crafts, music, facepainting, and of course a visit with the big guy himself.

At 1 PM join us as the Living Bells Handbell Choir plays holiday favorites such as "Home for the Holidays" and "Here Comes Santa Claus".  Then at 2 and 3 PM, li...

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